Open Data and Air Quality Toolkit

What is this toolkit and who is it intended for?

This toolkit is intended as a resource for people interested in working on air pollution and want to utilize open data. The toolkit provides a list of resources and examples from different parts of the world. Most sections of the toolkit are taken from different sources, and attributed individually.

This toolkit was developed as part for a workshop entitled ‘Data and Stories it can tell: Strengthening the Air Quality Narrative in Nepal through Multi-Stakeholder Engagement’ During the workshop, participants utilized open data and resources related to air pollution to showcase how stakeholders can make significant data driven changes and promote data sharing.

For further information, please contact Pallavi Pant  (info.airsouthasia[at]gmail[dot]com).


  1. What is open data and why does it matter?
  2. Air Quality Basics
  3. Air Quality in Nepal
  4. Data Visualization and Analysis
  5. Using Social Media
  6. Using Data to Tell Stories

Supported by 

This toolkit was developed with support from the Data for Development Program implemented by The Asia Foundation and Development Initiatives, and supported by DFID Nepal.

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